Video: School orders boy to braid long hair

updated 1/12/2010 8:38:17 AM ET 2010-01-12T13:38:17

A Texas school board has agreed to adjust its grooming policy for a 4-year-old boy whose long, flowing hair got him suspended. But his mother says it isn't enough.

Pre-kindergartner Taylor Pugh has been under in-school suspension since November at Floyd Elementary School in Balch Springs near Dallas. He sits alone with a teacher's aid in the school library.

After a closed-door meeting Monday, the Mesquite school board decided Taylor could wear his hair braided but keep it no longer than his ears.

Taylor's mother, Elizabeth, plans to keep fighting. She says her son likes his hair long and braiding it would make his scalp bleed.

She says she'll take Taylor to school in a ponytail Tuesday, acknowledging it will keep him suspended.

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